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Principal Clerk

Town of Easton


Department of Planning & Community Development

(Full Time 35 Hours per week)

The Town of Easton is accepting applications for a qualified individual to fill the position of full time Principal Clerk for the Department of Planning & Community Development. The Clerk has frequent contact with the general public as well as applicants to the Planning & Zoning Board and Conservation Commission, lawyers, consultants and engineers. The Clerk provides support to the Planning & Community Development Department. Candidates must have a high school diploma, and additional course work in bookkeeping, business or related field; three years responsible experience in secretarial work; and experience in dealing with the public, preferably in a municipal setting. Experience with Conservation and Planning & Zoning permitting or any equivalent combination of education and experience is strongly preferred.

Essential functions include attendance at evening meetings, transcribing minutes at least two times per month; organization of digital and paper files; use of Microsoft Office software and web applications; review of applications for completeness and accuracy; drafting correspondence, board decisions, legal notices, documents and forms. General knowledge of Town Zoning Bylaws, Massachusetts General Laws Pertaining to Zoning and Conservation, Open Meeting Law Rules & Regulations and familiarity with town government preferred but not necessary. This is a union position and the rate of pay is $24.818 per hour.

Required applications can be downloaded at under the “Residents” tab and then “Employment Opportunities”. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and job application to Town Administrator David Colton, 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA 02356 no later than January 5, 2017.

The Town of Easton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.